Employment Law and People Management Training - British Gymnastics

Employment Law and People Management Training

1020x350 DAS courses

Working in partnership with DAS Law to support British Gymnastics clubs.

Your club has free access to training sessions by DAS Law who can provide you with professional legal support.  

Further to the success and feedback from 2017, we will be offering a series of training sessions to include both “Employment & Contracts Overview” and “Recruitment and Selection” in one day.

The sessions are delivered to you free of charge including documentation, lunch/refreshments and certificates.

Who can attend?
These training sessions are open to all club managers and individuals who would like to learn more about recruiting, employing and contracting people at their club. 

Session 1 –  Employment & Contracts Overview

Employment law is in place to guarantee a fair and safe working environment for both employers and employees.
There are statutes and regulations which outline for the employer how their employees should be treated within the workplace.
It is important therefore for employers to understand employment law to create the best working environment possible.

The first session is a general employment focused seminar with add-ons, and will cover issues to be aware of regarding:

  • Employment status
  • Employment rights, including pensions
  • Reasons for dismissal
  • Written particulars of employment
  • Staff policies and procedures
  • Self-employment and contracts for services
  • Volunteers
  • Apprenticeships
Session 2 – Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment needs to be carefully planned in order to attract the right type of applicant. Ultimately, this increases the chances of making a suitable selection and appointment. Whatever your involvement, this session makes it clear that it is important for you to understand the whole process to make an effective contribution to the staffing of your club.

This session provides an overview of the recruitment, selection and resourcing process, including preparation for conducting interviews, providing you with the tools for different recruitment and selection methods. It covers an explanation of the legal context of recruitment and selection and how to select appropriate recruitment channels.

This session covers the following:

  • Writing and placing advertisements
  • Application forms
  • Safer recruitment checks 
  • Sifting and short-listing
  • Interviewing 
  • Selection and appointment
  • Compliance with immigration legislation
  • Induction

Where and when are the sessions taking place?

East - 16th January 2018 - Basildon, Essex

East Anglia - 23rd January 2018- Norwich, Norfolk

South - 24th January 2018 - Southampton, Hampshire

East Midlands - 31st January 2018 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Yorkshire - 6th February 2018 - Thurcroft, Rotherham

North West - 7th February 2018 - Stockport, Cheshire

London - 13th February 2018 - Crayford, Kent

South - 21st February 2018 - Milton Keynes

West Midlands - 6th March 2018 - Newport, Shropshire

South West - 14th March 2018 - Ferndown, Dorset

North - 20th March 2018 - Durham, County Durham

South - 27th March 2018 - Crawley, West Sussex

All sessions will start at 9.30am and finish by 3.30pm.  

How do you book your place?

To reserve your free place,
just click on one of the course links above. 

If you have any queries, please email us at: business-support@british-gymnastics.org

Please note that spaces on each session are limited dependent on the specifications of the venue and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 


“The training came at a good time for me as my club was looking to refresh staff contracts. The session was incredibly informative and helped us categorise our club workforce into ‘volunteers’, ‘workers’ and ‘employees’ and understand the differences between their agreements and contracts. It was very helpful having representatives from both DAS Law and British Gymnastics present as this enabled all questions raised to be answered. I left with lots of notes, useful resources and lots of answers to take back and share with our board of trustees. The training has helped us shape our contracts and we are looking forward to the next event. We have also used the DAS Law helpline a couple of times since to ask a few questions and the help has always been clear and quick.  I would highly recommend others who are involved in running gymnastics clubs attend these events and upskill their business training.”   - Matte Hart, Head Coach, 1066 Gymnastics


“I found the workshop both informative and reassuring. The sport continues to grow at such a rapid pace that the way I used to run my club is no longer practical or viable.  An upgrade in knowledge and standards is vital and I am very happy that British Gymnastics are initiating that with clubs.  I will be attending the future ones, so thank you” - Aisha Walters, Owner, Benchmark Gymnastics